lead carbonate

noun

Definition of lead carbonate

: a carbonate of lead especially : a poisonous basic salt Pb3(OH)2(CO3)2 used formerly as a white pigment

First Known Use of lead carbonate

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lead carbonate was in 1869

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“Lead carbonate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20carbonate. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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lead carbonate

noun

Medical Definition of lead carbonate

: a carbonate of lead especially : a poisonous basic salt Pb3(OH)2(CO3)2 that was formerly used as a white pigment in paints, that was a common cause of painter's colic, and that may cause lead poisoning especially in children who come in contact with or ingest paint from older surfaces which contain it

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